62nd annual meeting, Oct. 23-28, Providence, Rhode Island
E.P. Pope Award
Dr. David Steffen (Iowa State ’87), Lincoln, Nebraska, for noteworthy contributions to the AAVLD and to the field of veterinary diagnostic medicine. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Dr. Steffen is a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He also serves as a diagnostician at the veterinary school’s Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center. Dr. Steffen consults on bovine congenital diseases and is active in the efforts to advance animal health and service to the food animal production industry.
Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Francisco Uzal, San Bernardino, California, for volunteering time, energy, and professionalism to substantially enrich and advance the AAVLD and the field of veterinary diagnostic medicine. A 1982 veterinary graduate of the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, Dr. Uzal is a professor and branch chief of the University of California-Davis’ California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab in San Bernardino. He is a diplomate of the ACVP and has served as images editor and guest editor for the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.
Outstanding Performance Award for Diagnostic Services
Stacy Pollock, Willmar, Minnesota, was the inaugural recipient of this award, given to members of an AAVLD laboratory who have performed laboratory duties on behalf of their clients in an outstanding fashion.